When you are in a missionary mode and trying to land speaking gigs, it’s easy to lose track of all the little shards of paper with contact info. From the git-go, use an organized method. ACT is one that many use. It’s a robust Customer Relations Management (CRM) package. I did not learn… Read the rest
At a recent brainstorming session with a group of speakers from the National Speaker’s Association we created a list of desirable skills, needed skills for speakers.
In a previous article on marketing teams for cruise ship speakers I listed up:
Elements of a good marketing team:
1. A good product.
2. A good project manager.
3. A closer.
4. A good admin.
5. A good gopher.
Too often all five of these are done by 3 people – me, myself and I. Or by two people. A husband and… Read the rest
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld once said the Speaking is man’s worst fear – #2 is dying. ..so if you are giving a funeral eulogy, you are safer to be in the casket.
Humorous, but not too far off the mark. In my family growing up, with 5 kids, if you didn’t jump into a conversation and LOUDLY, you… Read the rest
Twitter-Like Sound Bites Make for a Great Cruise Ship Presentation
It never occurred to me how useful Twitter could be when giving a presentation to a cruise ship audience or any other group for that matter.
I spoke to a group of bloggers in Las Vegas earlier this year. There were some 200+ people in a room… Read the rest
Speak on Cruises | Tips | Plan Your Talk Out Before Making the Presentation
I went to Bible College. While there we studied sermon writing – you know, where the preacher stands up on Sunday mornings and does his level best to keep people engaged for 20, 30, even 45 minutes.
Some preachers are pretty… Read the rest